|Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology|
Section 7. Bites and Infestations
Topics Discussed: bites and stings; insect bite; insect bites and stings.
Sections: Dermatitis Caused by the Common Carpet Beetle, Insect "Bites", Spider Bites, Ticks, Tick "Bite", Tick Bite Granuloma, Scabies, Pediculosis Capitis, Pediculosis Corporis, Pediculosis Pubis, Macula Ceruleae, Myiasis, Caterpillar Dermatitis, Dermatitis Caused by Blister Beetles, Seabather's Eruption, Swimmer's Itch, The Sting of the Portuguese Man-of-War, The Effect of Contact with a Sea Urchin, Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption), Onchocerciasis, Papular Urticaria, Prurigo Mitis.
Excerpt:"Many effects of metazoal parasitism are attributed to bites. Some metazoa (insects in a loose sense) do indeed bite, and others sting, but what we frequently designate as insect bite is attachment for feeding. The result of such attachment looks like a bite and is sooner or later attended by pain, itching, or stinging. True bites and stings, however, are instantly painful; many have immediate or late, more baleful effects; and most are generally inflicted in self-defense or seemingly wanton offense, not for feeding. Attachment for feeding is parasitism that may be silent for a while and then variably symptomatic. In a given region, common indigenous metazoa that cause cutaneous effects by a bite, sting, or attachment for feeding may be recognized or guessed from signs and symptoms. These two illustrations are representative. Figure 7-1 may be guessed with reasonable correctness to be mosquito "bites," and Fig. 7-2 to be flea bites. We use quotation marks to suggest that the proboscis of a mosquito is not a true biting part. Fleas may nip...."
The content above is only an
excerpt. For full access, log into an existing user account below, purchase an annual subscription, or
purchase a short-term subscription to the complete website.
offers pediatrics students,
educators, and practioners access to leading McGraw-Hill texts, interactive imaging
content, exclusive multimedia, and flexible curricular tools.
Timed access to all of AccessPediatrics
24 hours for $29.95
48 hours for $49.95